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Latin, from Ancient Greek σύναξις (súnaxis, gathering), from συνάγω (sunágō, I gather). See synagogue.


synaxis (plural synaxes)

  1. A congregation.
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  2. (obsolete) The Lord's Supper.
  3. A day following a Great Feast in the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches, on which a person related to the events is remembered. For example, the Synaxis of John the Baptist follows the Theophany (Baptism of Christ), the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel follows the Annunciation, and the Synaxis of the Theokotos follows Christmas Day.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for synaxis in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)